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The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker

The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker

Author(s): Bobbie Darbyshire

Location(s): Brighton

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

When Harry Whittaker, much loved star of stage and screen, dies suddenly of a heart attack, he finds himself still in this world. Trapped in a bizarre afterlife, he struggles to free himself. Meanwhile, his estranged son Richard is...

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The Postman Poet

The Postman Poet

Author(s): Liz Shakespeare

Location(s): Devon

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 19th century

As a young boy, Edward Capern is desperate to read and write, but has to work an eighty-hour week in Barnstaple’s lace factory. As a man, he dreams of writing poetry and building a fairer society, but these aspirations...

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The Potato Factory

The Potato Factory

Author(s): Bryce Courtenay

Location(s): Hobart, London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1800s

Ikey Solomon is in the business of thieving and he’s very good at it. Ikey’s partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey...

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The Pottery Gardener: Flowers and Hens at the Emma Bridgewater Factory

The Pottery Gardener: Flowers and Hens at the Emma Bridgewater Factory

Author(s): Arthur Parkinson

Location(s): Stoke on Trent

Genre(s): Nonfiction, Photography

Era(s): 21st century

The Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-on-Trent is a mecca for lovers of its iconic pottery, known nationally for its designs featuring florals and farmyard animals. Today, it is a thriving visitor attraction; but tucked within is a walled garden...

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The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory

Author(s): Graham Greene

Location(s): Mexico

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1940s

During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the ‘whisky priest’, is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and...

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The Prague Cemetery

The Prague Cemetery

Author(s): Umberto Eco

Location(s): Paris, Prague, Turin (Torino)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Late 1890s

An epicurean book with a vile protagonist, Simonini interwoven with historical threads right up to the beginnings of the Third Reich.

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The Prague Ultimatum

The Prague Ultimatum

Author(s): James Silvester

Location(s): Prague

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

Fear stalks the newly reunified Czechoslovakia, the terror wrought by international terrorism and violent extremists overshadowing the forthcoming fiftieth anniversary of the Prague Spring, and threatening to burn the country in its wake. Into this arena steps Captain Lincoln...

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The Priest of Evil

The Priest of Evil

Author(s): Matti Joensuu

Location(s): Helsinki

Genre(s): Crime

The opening chapters concern first, two terrified children who are compelled to intervene in a potentially life-threatening struggle between their feuding parents. Then we meet Sinikka, whose function in the plot is yet to become clear. Abruptly the book...

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The Priest’s Well

The Priest’s Well

Author(s): Sara Alexi

Location(s): Greece

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

The Priest’s Well – A Novella. Savvas has been assigned a position as the priest in a remote Greek village, following a scandal in the US. It’s what his mother would have wished for, but for a young ambitious...

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Author(s): Muriel Spark

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1930s

In 1930s Edinburgh, six ten-year-old girls, Sandy, Rose, Mary, Jenny, Monica, and Eunice are assigned Miss Jean Brodie, who describes herself as being “in my prime,” as their teacher. Miss Brodie, determined that they shall receive an education in...

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